The Zimbabwean was tied for fourth on the opening day after a four under par 67 and went top of the leaderboard on the second day after a sizzling round of two under par 69 for a total of six under par 136.
But that maiden title dream was not to be as De Jonge slipped to tied 14th on the third day after a poor round of two under par 75 in what was probably his worst round in the competition.
Although he was on one under par 72 on the final day, that was not good enough as the Zimbabwe could only manage a 33rd place with a total score of one under 283.
Three players finished at the top on 10 under, Americans Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed and Sean O’Hara but Spieth won the play after a 28 foot birdie putt on the third play off hole.
That gave the 21 year old his second PGA Tour title following his success at the John Deer Classic in 2013. For De Jonge, however, he will live to fight another day.Post published in: Golf